University Executive Team

Professor Edward Peck


Professor Edward Peck

The Vice-Chancellor leads the University, fulfilling the roles of both Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. All members of the Executive Management Team report to the Vice-Chancellor.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6561
Personal Assistant: Alison Kitchen +44 (0)115 848 6571

Steve Denton

Chief Operating Officer and Registrar

Steve Denton

Steve is responsible for Finance, Estate, Campus Services, Human Resources, Digital Technology, Academic Registry, Marketing, Student Recruitment, Governance and Legal. He also advises UET on matters of policy and practice in the development of NTU's Professional Services.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2526
Personal Assistant: Sarah Hall +44 (0)115 848 6573

Professor Yvonne Barnett

Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Yvonne Barnett

Yvonne is responsible for leading the development and implementation of our research strategy, with responsibility for the work of the NTU Research Office, the Doctoral School and research commercialisation. She also leads on a number of strategic University initiatives.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3948
Personal Assistant: Karen-Anne Holliday +44 (0)115 848 8193

Cillian Ryan

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Head of the College of Business, Law, and Social Sciences

Professor Cillian Ryan

Cillian is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Business, Law, and Social Sciences. In addition to leading the College, and international activity across the University, Cillian also has responsibility for the sport provision at NTU.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6519
Personal Assistant: Nicki Atherton +44 (0)115 848 8874

Barbara  Matthews MBE BSc

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) Head of College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities

Barbara Matthews MBE BSc

Barbara has responsibility for the University’s cultural offering (working with staff, students and partners in the City and beyond) and for the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities. She is also responsible for the Director of Music and the University’s Faith provision.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6442
Personal Assistant: Jan Woolgar +44 (0)115 848 4113

James Lacey

Director of Finance

James Lacey

James Lacey is responsible for group finance; financial operations; business partnering and research; enterprise accounting; and procurement.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8701
Personal Assistant: Helen Kiernan +44 (0)115 848 8755

Professor Eunice Simmons

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Eunice Simmons

Professor Simmons is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Chair of the Academic Board and Deputy Chair of the University’s Executive Team. 

As Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Eunice Simmons represents the Vice-Chancellor at external and internal events and manages key strategic relationships for NTU. She is the University lead for the 2015-20 Strategic Plan theme 'Creating Opportunities' which supports academic innovation and student success.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2594
Personal Assistant: Laura Taylor +44 (0)115 848 6574

Mike Carr

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Employer and Economic Engagement

Michael Carr

Michael is responsible for the leadership of teaching and practice activities within the University. He is supported by three professional services teams: Development and Alumni Relations; Partnerships, Local Engagement and Commercial Services; and Student Employability and Enterprise. These teams are responsible for developing strategic relationships, enhancing the opportunities for students, gaining prosperity for our graduates, contributing to the growth of the city and regional economy, and generating commercial and philanthropic income.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4817
Personal Assistant: Emma Henry +44 (0)115 848 6531

Mark Biggs

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Science and Technology

Professor Mark Biggs

Prof. Mark Biggs is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Science and Technology. Mark is also the chair of the NTU Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team.

Jayne Billam

Director of HR

Jayne Billam

Jayne is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Human Resources Department and takes a key role in the development and delivery of the strategic priorities for Human Resources at the University.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2780
Personal Assistant: Andrea Russell +44 (0)115 848 2860

Penny Eccles

Director of Marketing and Communications

Penny Eccles

Penny is responsible for the Marketing, Student Recruitment, Brand Communications and Admissions teams.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4617
Personal Assistant: Denise Windmill +44 (0)115 848 4585

The roles and responsibilities of the University Executive Team are set out in its terms of reference.